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Something Rich and Strange: Rabindranath Tagore (1861-1941) and Sri Aurobindo (1872-1950)– Murali Sivaramakrishnan

R. Singh quotes from Rabindranath Tagore’s essay The Meaning of Art | ‘ ‘‘The sign of greatness in great geniuses is their enormous capacity for borrowing . . . only mediocrities are ashamed and afraid of borrowing for they do not know how to pay back the debt in their owncoin . . . our artists were never tiresomely reminded of the obvious fact that they were Indians . . . they had the freedom to be naturally Indian in spite of all the borrowings that they indulged in’’ ’

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Not a single Bengali kid has grown into adulthood without having to recite this poem at some elocution contest or another. A brilliant poem, to be read with thunder in your soul and steel in your mind. #Tagore